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Tag Archives: fear

Leaving Paradise

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November 8, 2018, changed my life forever. It had been a smoky morning which was not unusual for Paradise, California. I was sitting in band …

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Afraid of Flying

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I’m what they call an, *ahem* “Expert Flyer.” There’s even a special security checkpoint line at some airports for me and my kind. We, the …

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A More Perfect Peace

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We just finished prayer at the end of morning worship at my small Christian elementary school when our principal appeared at the door of our …

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A Killer Salad

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It was a typical Friday morning at the coffee shop. The beaming yellow sun rose, making its way into the sky from the deep charcoal-gray …

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Help When I Needed It

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My mother has always been a rock in my life. She taught me almost everything I knew. From learning proper manners to cooking enough meals …

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New Set of Worries

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Joey Carvallo and I have been friends since before we could form memories. Our moms were best friends, so it was the most natural thing …

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My Plan or His Plan

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After completing my freshman year of college, I decided to do something entirely out of character. I had a plan to spend a year abroad …

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Kids In Danger

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December 2, 2015, started as an average day. At 17, I attended high school at Loma Linda Academy, finishing up the first semester of my …

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During the Storm

On our second day of camping we wake to high winds, torrents of rain, and muddy water spilling inside our tent. “We’re packing it in!” …

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